Door County Goes Green Tier

Door County is poised to become much greener during the coming years.

During its July 28 meeting, the Door County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve its Sustainability Committee’s proposal for the county to become a Green Tier community.

Green Tier is a voluntary program of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that recognizes and rewards environmental performance that exceeds the legal requirements related to health, safety and the environment.

Those who sign up for Green Tier certification receive a baseline of where energy use occurs so they can identify ways to reduce usage and/or invest in renewable energy.

The Door County Sustainability Committee – the county’s newest committee – had recommended the Green Tier program to the full board as one of its first official actions this year. Now that the vote has been taken, that committee’s first step will be to conduct an energy audit and get a score sheet completed for its participation in the Green Tier program.

“I am excited about the Sustainability Committee, and we will be looking at many areas in the county with the filter of sustainability,” said committee chair Vinni Chomeau.